COMPETITION IN THE CASPIAN REGION AFTER SOVIET PERIOD

Abstract

Author(s): Mustafa GKE

The Caspian Sea Region is rich for its oil and natural gas resources. According to the travelers records the Region has oil resources beginning from 13th century. Oil was used for heating at that time. At the end of 19th century oil began to gain importance. However, by the end of the World War I the Region was closed to the outer world. Upon collapse of the Soviets, the Caspian Region energy resources gained prominence again. The Region’s energy reserves started to be seen as alternative to the Middle East’s oil resources. Upon collapse of the Soviet Russia, new competitions took place in the Caspian Region. The energy resources in the Caspian Region became targets of the global powers such as EU, USA and China. In this competition, local actors such as Turkey, Russia, and Iran took their place too. On the other hand, in the midst of their hope for prosperity, Turkish republics, that have the greatest portion of the energy resources of the sea, found themselves in a global competition. Problems such as legal status of the Caspian Sea, environmental issues, and the routes of energy transmission lines have demonstrated that fate of the Caspian Region is too important to be left to the Turkish republics.

Announcements

You can send your paper at https://www.scholarscentral.org/submissions/international-social-research.html

  • The Journal of International Social Research / Uluslararas覺 Sosyal Arat覺rmalar Dergisi ISSN: 1307-9581, an international, peer-reviewed, on the web publication, from 2007 will be issued least four times annualy.
  • Our journal is an independent academic publication based on research in social sciences, contributing to its field and trying to publish scientific articles that will bring innovation to the original and social sciences.
  • The journal has got an international editorial board and referee board, mainly embodied from the each individually professional on the social research fields.
  • Uluslararas覺 Sosyal Arat覺rmalar Dergisi / The Journal of International Social Research became a member of Cross Reff since 2014 and started to assign DOI numbers to the articles. image
Google scholar citation report
Citations : 27

The Journal of International Social Research received 27 citations as per google scholar report

The Journal of International Social Research peer review process verified by publons
Get the App